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Heat-Traction™ Anti-Slip Covers

Skip the shoveling this winter and melt ice and snow with Safeguard Heat-Traction™ heated step and walkway covers.

An electrically powered pad under the anti-slip cover emits heat to prevent snow and ice from building up, regardless of temperature.

Even without the heated option, the covers feature a rugged, non-slip surface that grips footwear and prevents slips and falls. With a variety of grits, colors, logos, and messaging, your safety upgrade works year-round. Our Heat-Traction™ covers:

  • Enhance safety, reduce liability exposure, and lower operating costs
  • Are effective, fast-acting, and add long-lasting traction and visibility
  • Have a five-year warranty (heating elements have a two-year warranty)
  • Eliminate the need for shoveling and costly snow melting chemicals

Key Product Features

Seamless Operation

Heat-Traction™ covers can stand alone or connect together, up to 13 amps on a single power unit. Plugged into a standard 120V outlet, they generate heat to melt snow at a rate of 2″ (five centimeters) per hour.
clear walkway with Heat Traction™ Walkway Covers

A Safer Solution

Heat-Traction™ covers are better for the environment and your workforce. They allow you to eliminate the risky, back-breaking job of shoveling snow, as well as the need to introduce corrosive chemicals onto your steps, walkways, and the surrounding landscape.

Product Specifications

Base Materials

⅛” pultruded fiberglass (FRP)

Heat-Traction™ covers are a complementary option that work well in conjunction with Safeguard anti-slip covers. The heating elements add an extra layer of protection when combined with the gritted surface of the anti-slip covers. The heated mats can be used in a standalone fashion or with gritted retrofit covers.


Cover Shape & Base Material

Available Sizes

Step Covers:

  • 60″ x 10″
  • 48″ x 10″
  • 30″ x 10”

Walkway Covers:

  • 60″ x 30″
  • 60″ x 20″
  • 30″ x 30″
  • 30″ x 20″
  • 60″ x 40″
  • 48″ x 30″
  • 36″ x 24″

Three Grit Options

  • Coarse (Industrial)
  • Fine (Commercial)
  • Extra Fine (Residential)
Anti-Slip Grit Coarse Industrial
Coarse (Industrial) Grade
Anti-Slip Grit Fine (Commercial)
Fine (Commercial) Grade
Anti-Slip Grit Extra Fine (Residential) Grade
Extra Fine (Residential) Grade

SAFEGUARD Color Options

The colors on this web page serve only as a visual guide for initial selection of color. Actual finished product color may vary slightly from the version shown on your monitor based on grit size (coarseness) as well as the base material of construction. To see the actual color, please request a product sample.

Standard and Safety Colors

Use for a variety of industrial and safety applications. Color and markings can be used to attract attention, designate caution, and communicate safety information.

Anti-Slip Covers Standard and Safety Colors

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These colors can be combined in two tone configurations to create extra visual safety effects.

Premium Colors

Our Premium color palette provides architects, facilities managers, and home owners with additional contemporary color choices for safety applications. These designer colors fit the aesthetic requirements for anti-slip protection at schools, commercial offices, institutional buildings, hotels and personal residences.

Anti-Slip Covers Premium Colors

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These colors complement your decor while providing top-notch safety.


In darkness or a power outage, HiGlo-Traction Photoluminescent colors highlight the way.

Anti-Slip Covers Glow Colors

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HiGlo-Traction colors glow in the dark to provide extra visibility at night or during a power outage.

Two-Tone Color Configurations Add Visibility

For added safety, two-tone step covers call attention to the leading edge of the step. A contrast between the step edge and the back of the tread below provides good definition and clear visibility for added awareness.

Anti-Slip Steps Two-Tone Color Options

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Use a contrasting color to highlight the edge of a step or walkway.


Warning messages, text, and logo graphics can be embedded into Safeguard® Step Covers to last for the life of the product. We can even match your color.

Combined with a Photoluminescent “Glow-in-the-Dark” background, the message is visible after dark and during power outages to provide safe egress/ingress during emergency evacuations.

Learn more about adding messages or logos

Anti-slip step cover Use the Trailing Hand Technique
Anti-Slip Walkway Cover with logo

How to Place an Order

Measure steps and walkways to be covered. We recommend leaving a small uncovered space at the edges in case of irregularities. If connecting multiple units, limit to 13 amps per power unit.

To place an order, please call 1-800-989-1695 or check availability in our online store. Contact us to request a quote, consultation, or sample.


How to Install

Follow instructions for step cover installation and walkway cover installation using mechanical fasteners. Insert the heating element between the solid substrate (concrete, wood, etc.) and the Hi-Traction® cover.

Placement of grommet holes on heaters can vary. Align these holes with each cover as holes are drilled. Pre-drilled holes will be aligned with the grommet holes in the heater; match each cover to its corresponding heater.

Align grommet holes on heater with holes on cover.

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